Mr. Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General, National Park Service of Nigeria has called for the full integration of the service into the nation’s security structure to enhance service delivery.
Goni who made the call in Abuja said ,“the service was re-classified by the Nigerian Government to a status of paramilitary organisation with effect from January 2014, but has not been fully integrated into the nation’s security architecture.
Although, the paramilitary structure is gradually being put in place in the service with the appointment of key officers and change in designation which previously used to be the civil service structure.’’
Goni also said that with the full integration, exchange of intelligence information would strengthen the security, promotion, preservation and conservation of the nation’s biodiversity.
He stated that the service had embarked on advocacy visits to sister agencies in efforts to collaborate for adequate protection of its parks.
The C.G said that the service is working to make sure the seven parks across the country meet global acceptable standard.
He, however, called on Nigerians to look inward and appreciate the natural resources as well as the priceless heritage that is in the country.